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University of Illinois, student work

Collection Donor:
Mair, LaVeda  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright for a portion of the collection held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
Francis M. Mair Papers, 1938-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of LaVeda Mair.
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Francis M. Mair Papers
Francis M. Mair Papers / Series 6: Personal Artwork and Designs / 6.3: Subjects
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88a7dc0ed-41d6-4419-833d-baffe4b970af
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0548-ref1975

University of Illinois, student work

Collection Donor:
Mair, LaVeda  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)  Search this
Container:
Box 96, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1936
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright for a portion of the collection held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
Francis M. Mair Papers, 1938-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of LaVeda Mair.
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Francis M. Mair Papers
Francis M. Mair Papers / Series 6: Personal Artwork and Designs / 6.3: Subjects
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep844b3219b-0e25-4388-af9c-b95c90a746df
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0548-ref1976

University of Illinois, student work

Collection Donor:
Mair, LaVeda  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)  Search this
Container:
Box 100, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1936
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright for a portion of the collection held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
Francis M. Mair Papers, 1938-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of LaVeda Mair.
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Francis M. Mair Papers
Francis M. Mair Papers / Series 6: Personal Artwork and Designs / 6.3: Subjects
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8eb16343f-e69e-4f79-9bab-85a9d100b12a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0548-ref1977

University of Illinois, student work

Collection Donor:
Mair, LaVeda  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)  Search this
Container:
Box 100, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1935
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright for a portion of the collection held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
Francis M. Mair Papers, 1938-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of LaVeda Mair.
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Francis M. Mair Papers
Francis M. Mair Papers / Series 6: Personal Artwork and Designs / 6.3: Subjects
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep899e2c138-486c-4bdf-a726-2a3addbdff8f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0548-ref1978

Subjects

Collection Donor:
Mair, LaVeda  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1984, undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes matted or mounted pencil sketches, charcoal drawings, water colors and pastel paintings. Materials are grouped by subject and date from 1935-1984. Subjects include abstracts, animals, insects, fish, arrows, bay area bridges, churches, heraldic symbols, stars, sun, trees, wildflowers, monograms, musical instruments, and wooden sculptures to name a few. Product ideas and designs for car air vents, bottles, drawer handles, flatware, furniture, lighting, razors, wallpaper, rugs, restaurant interiors, toys, ornaments, and theatrical costumes are also included. Artwork of people include both portraits and caricatures of entire bodies or the parts of the body such as the eyes, hands and private parts. There is a substantial amount of material using the letters of the alphabet formed out of shapes such as curly cues, dots, and dashes. In addition, some of Mair's earlier artwork and that of the University of Illinois students dating from 1935-1936 can also be found among these materials. Of interest is the Christmas cards, letterhead, and announcements created for the Mair family and friends. Materials are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright for a portion of the collection held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
Francis M. Mair Papers, 1938-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of LaVeda Mair.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0548, Subseries 6.3
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Francis M. Mair Papers
Francis M. Mair Papers / Series 6: Personal Artwork and Designs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cea990ec-cd9d-4ba8-9d0d-a755c7102518
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0548-ref1786

Addems, Walter J.

Collection Creator:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection, Acc. XXXX-0450, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection / Series 1.1: Biographies of Flying Pioneers 1.1
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg255902e4b-140b-42e5-aa92-f426841a6439
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0450-ref16
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Oral history interview with Flora Mace

Interviewee:
Mace, Flora, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Herman, Lloyd E.  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
4-H Youth Development Program (U.S.)  Search this
Contemporary Glass Gallery  Search this
International Farm Youth Exchange  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Plymouth State College -- Students  Search this
University of Illinois. -- Student  Search this
University of Utah  Search this
Wheaton Glass Village  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Handler, Audrey  Search this
Kirkpatrick, Joey  Search this
Moore, Ben  Search this
Morris, William, 1957-  Search this
Stankard, Paul, 1943-  Search this
Wheaton, Frank  Search this
Wheaton, Mary  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (sound discs (3 hrs., 25 min.) Audio, digital)
58 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Norway -- description and travel
Date:
2005 August 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Flora Mace conducted 2005 August 17-18, by Lloyd E. Herman, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home and studio, which she shares with Joey Kirkpatrick, in Seattle, Washington.
Ms. Mace discusses growing up in New Hampshire, in a house that her family had lived in for generations; various family businesses, including clam-shucking; how her mother suffered from depression throughout her childhood; her grandparents, who played a large role in her upbringing; joining the 4-H and becoming a skilled shepherd; her family's hunting, fishing, and gathering, on which they survived during her childhood; the various art projects she did with her mother and grandmother, including making wreaths for friends and relatives; building tree houses out of scrap wood; trapping animals and making their pelts into clothes for her dolls; saving up her money from after school jobs and the 4-H competitions to buy tools; getting a scholarship from her grandmother's old employer to go to college; attending Plymouth State; her involvement in college athletics, including field hockey, skiing, and softball; early artistic influences, especially Alexander Calder; traveling to Norway on the International Farm Youth Exchange; attending the University of Illinois for graduate school and being their sculpture technician; attending a summer workshop at the University of Utah with Dale Chihuly; being invited by Chihuly to go to Pilchuck Glass School to continue her work; becoming an artist-in-residence at Wheaton Glass Village; having her first show at the Contemporary Glass Gallery (later the Heller Gallery) in New York; the growth of the studio glass movement in the late 1970s; and finally going to Pilchuck Glass School for the first time in 1979, where she met Joey Kirkpatrick. The continuation of Mace's story, and her lifelong collaboration with Kirkpatrick, is discussed in a joint interview of Kirkpatrick and Mace. Mace also recalls Bill Morris, Ben Moore, Audrey Handler, Paul Stankard, Mary and Frank Wheaton, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Flora Mace (1949- ) is a glass artist from Seattle, Washington. Lloyd E. Herman (1936- ) is a curator and former director of the Smithsonian's American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery and currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 25 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Depression in women  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.mace05a
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97a282c98-cc3f-4a72-963c-5c245fbcf0ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mace05a
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Richard Gray

Interviewee:
Gray, Richard, 1928-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Names:
University of Illinois. -- Student  Search this
Boris, Harry  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Emmerich, André  Search this
Fabricant, Andrew  Search this
Gaudí, Antoni, 1852-1926  Search this
Gray, Paul  Search this
Klamen, David, 1961-  Search this
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Olitski, Jules, 1922-2007  Search this
Plensa, Jaume, 1955-  Search this
Stone, Allan  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Sound recording, master: 1 sound disc (1 hr., 45 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
41 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 Dec. 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Richard Gray conducted 2007 Dec. 9, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Carlyle Hotel, in New York, N.Y .
Gray speaks of being born in Chicago, Ill. and attending high school in Hyde Park; required coursework in art and music; his father's childhood in Poland; attending the University of Illinois in Chicago before transferring to the main campus in Champaign-Urbana; studying architecture but then becoming more interested in art; the influence of an early mentor; joining the air force and being stationed in France in the early 1950s; traveling throughout France, Spain, and Germany; visiting Barcelona to see Antoni Gaudí's architecture; returning to the United States, meeting his wife on a blind date, and marrying her within a year; being moved by the musical and artistic environment of his in-laws' home; owning a manufacturing business for 10 years; restructuring his father's summer resort in Michigan following his death; hosting music festivals and Harry Boris as artist-in-residence at the resort; following Boris's suggestion to open an art gallery in Chicago; his first art purchases from Allan Stone and André Emmerich in New York; his first gallery space off of Michigan Avenue on East Ontario Street in the same building as B.C. Holland and Noah Goldowsky; his second gallery space on Michigan Avenue; showing Color Field artists including Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis, and Jules Olitski; dealers as collectors; seeing himself more as a collector than a dealer at this time in his life; his diverse collection of drawings spanning many time periods; his past practice of buying works of art in shares with other dealers; the competition between art dealers and auction houses; his belief in free-market opportunities; handling the sale of Willem de Kooning's Woman V; the gallery's representation of Jaume Plensa and David Klamen; the future direction of the gallery at both the Chicago and New York City locations; the changing market in international art; recently being designated a Living Landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois; and his strong presence and activity in Chicago's cultural community. Gray also recalls André Emmerich, Andrew Fabricant, Paul Gray, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Gray (1928-2018) was an art dealer from Chicago, Ill. Interviewer James McElhinney is a painter and educator from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Color-field painting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gray07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw995485404-2c43-4c16-a632-580a2c73333d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gray07
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Carter

Interviewee:
Carter, William, 1909-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Costonie, Toni  Search this
Names:
African American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago -- Student  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
University of Illinois. -- Student  Search this
Extent:
127 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1988 Oct. 27- Nov. 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Carter conducted 1988 October 27-November 3, by Toni Costonie, for the Archives of American Art African-American artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).
Carter speaks of his early life in St. Louis and Chicago, and of his education at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois. He recalls his involvement with the WPA Federal Art Project's easel project. He discusses the impact of the South Side Community Art Center and his involvement with it. Carter also reminisces about his travels, teaching, collectors and issues involving black artists and writers.
Biographical / Historical:
William Carter (1909-1996) was a painter from Chicago, Ill.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 37 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.carter88
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a12f16c8-03c1-44be-af59-ca0760059f0d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carter88
Online Media:

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